Privacy Policy

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GDPR compliance

* I promise that I take data safety seriously and use your private data only to offer a personalized experience.  I use cookies to track analytics as well to personalize ads. Cookie data is shared with Google Analytics.
* I will use MailChimp for my newsletter in the future, which you can opt out of, and Google Analytics for analyzing website data.
* If you subscribed to my newsletter, you will receive my newsletters. You can always unsubscribe by following the link in email or by emailing me.
* If you gave The Fiery Explorer your name, it will only be used to personalize the newsletters.
* I have never sold, and will never sell, any of your personal data provided to me.
* All of my affiliates are GDPR compliant

* You have the right to:

  • be informed regarding how the data is collected and used
  • have access to the data about you
  • ask me to change the data about you
  • ask me to delete the data about you
  • ask me to stop sending you newsletters

The Fiery Explorer abides by GDPR regulations, so if you wish to have your information (e.g. comments removed) and you’re an EU resident, please get in touch with me.  I am happy to amend/remove your information/comments/email from the mailing list if you contact me. The Fiery Explorer does not retain secondary copies of commenters/reader contact information without permission.  Similarly, it does not resell or share your contact information with third parties.  Similarly, once you opt out of the mailing list, you are permanently removed.

Privacy Policy (

The Fiery Explorer, found at (“Website”) is governed by the following privacy policy  (“Privacy Policy”).  I respect your privacy and am committed to protecting it. The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to inform you what personally identifiable information the Website may collect and how it may be used. This statement only applies to this Website.

What information The Fiery Explorer collects

Information You Voluntarily Submit to the Website: It may collect personal information from you such as your name or email address. For example, you may voluntarily submit information to the Website by leaving a comment, subscribing to a newsletter, or submitting a contact form.

Automatically-Collected Information: It automatically collects certain information about you and the device with which you access the Website. For example, when you use the Website, it will log your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed, and the dates/times when you accessed the Website. We may also collect information about actions you take when using the Website, such as links clicked.  Your information has been anonymized and only is viewed aggregately.

Cookies: It may log information using cookies, which are small data files stored on your browser by the Website. It may use both session cookies, which expire when you close your browser, and persistent cookies, which stay on your browser until deleted, to provide you with a more personalized experience on the Website.


  • To operate and maintain the Website;
  • To send you newsletters. Each email promotion will provide an easy opt-out button;
  • To respond to your comments or inquiries;
  • To track and measure statistics/advertising on the Website;
  • To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorized or illegal activity.


It may share your information with third parties when you explicitly authorize us to share your information.  Additionally, the Website may use third-party service providers to service various aspects of the Website. Each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policies.

This Website currently uses the following third-party service providers:

Google Analytics – this service tracks Website usage and provides information such as referring websites and user actions on the Website. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other personal information is captured by Google Analytics.  I have anonymized my Google Analytics data and never look at non-aggregated data.

MailChimp – this service is used for delivery of email updates and newsletters. I store your name and email address for purposes of delivering such communications.  Please refer to Mail Chimp’s privacy policy for further information. If you don’t want your information saved, please contact me.


The Fiery Explorer may log information using cookies, which are small data files stored on your browser by the Website. The Website may use both session cookies, which expire when you close your browser, and persistent cookies, which stay on your browser until deleted, to provide you with a more personalized experience on the Website.

The Website uses cookies to store visitors’ preferences, record user-specific information on what pages users access or visit, ensure that visitors are not repeatedly sent the same banner ads, customize Website content based on visitors’ browser type or other information that the visitor sends. Cookies may also be used by third-party services, such as Google Analytics, as described herein.

Users may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies, by the Website, by using a corresponding setting of your internet browser and may thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Furthermore, already set cookies may be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all popular Internet browsers. However, if users deactivate the setting of cookies in your Internet browser, not all functions of our Website may be entirely usable.


If you leave a comment, certain information (your name as you provide it) may be publicly visible, however, your e-mail address will not be.  I will not contact you using your email as this goes against GDPR regulations, so if you wish to be contacted by The Fiery Explorer, please contact me directly.  Please do not request that I contact you in the comments.

At no time should you submit sensitive personal information to the Website. This includes your social security number, information regarding race or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious beliefs, health information, criminal background, or trade union memberships. If you elect to submit such information to the Website, it will be subject to this Privacy Policy.


The Website does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 16. If a parent or guardian believes that the Website has personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 16 in its database, please contact me immediately.  I will use my best effort to promptly remove such information from my records.


If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy, please get in touch.

Privacy Policy last updated May 19th, 2018.